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Skoda launches Octavia's third generation model

Skoda-OctaviaNew Delhi, Oct 3 : Czech automobile manufacturer Skoda Thursday reintroduced its luxury sedan Octavia by launching the passenger vehicle's third generation version, priced between Rs. 13.95 lakh and Rs. 19.45 lakh.

The vehicle was discontinued after 2010, as the second generation version did not meet the emission requirements.

"The Octavia had launched Skoda back in 2001 and today the Indian market is a key component in Skoda's global plans," Sudhir Rao, managing director, Skoda Auto Indi, a said.

Skoda reintroduces Octavia luxury sedan

new-skoda-octaviaNew Delhi, Aug 9 : Czech automobile manufacturer Skoda Friday reintroduced its luxury sedan Octavia by launching the passenger vehicle's third generation version.

The vehicle had been discontinued after 2010, as the second generation version of the vehicle did not meet the emission requirements.

"New Octavia is a great car that meets the needs of Indian customers perfectly. Lots of space, modern design, excellent quality and advanced technology at an affordable price," Werner Eichhorn, Skoda, board member, sales and marketing said in a statement.

Skoda to scrap Fabia production in India

Skoda to scrap Fabia production in IndiaCzech Republic’s Skoda Auto, a part of the Volkswagen group, has indicated that it might be planning to stop the production of its Fabia model at its plants in India.

“Skoda is in the process of strengthening its model range and as a part of this process, Skoda is contemplating a pause in production of the Fabia in India,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.

Skoda Auto might stop production of Fabia in India

Skoda Auto might stop production of Fabia in IndiaSkoda Auto, a part of the Volkswagen group, might be planning to stop the production of its Fabia compact car in India as the company was reportedly making a loss on selling the model in the country.

Skoda launches limited edition Rapid Prestige in India

Skoda launches limited edition Rapid Prestige in IndiaCzech carmaker Skoda has announced the launch of a limited edition of its Rapid Prestige model in the Indian market.

The limited edition of edition variant of the Rapid, called Rapid Prestige will only be available in the diesel version in the country. The company is offering a host of new features like parking sensors, wind visors, textile floor mats and navigation system in the new special edition variant.

Skoda to start exporting ‘made-in-India’ cars

Skoda to start exporting ‘made-in-India’ carsAutomaker, Skoda is planning to start exporting some of its models manufactured in India, beginning with the new Rapid sedan that is scheduled to be launched next month.

Skoda Auto India, which is a unit of the Volkswagen, is hoping that Rapid, which will hit the Indian market on November 16, to become the best selling model ahead of Fabia. The unit will be sold mainly in the Indian market.

Skoda Octavia vRS becomes world’s fastest car in its segme

Skoda Octavia vRS becomes world’s fastest car in its segment Automaker, Skoda’s Octavia vRS has officially become the fastest car in 2.0-litre supercharged production car category after speeding at a speed of 227.07mph.

The UK unit of the company took the car to test at Bonneville Speed Week aiming to break the 200mph for celebrating the 10th anniversary of the vRS badge. The vehicle not just crossed the 200mph mark but also smashed the previous record for the category of 216mph.

Skoda gets aggressive on Facebook

Skoda gets aggressive on FacebookThere is no denying the fact that the online marketing is a new favorite for the marketers across segments.

However, the automobile industry in particular has been one of the most aggressive in this segment. Be it the consumer interest in cars or the innovative campaigns that marketers come up with, online marketing is surely gaining big ground in the global automobile circuit.

Skoda India announces Skoda Prize

Skoda India announces Skoda PrizeIn a bid to promote contemporary art in the Indian market, the Czech auto major, Škoda Auto India and Seventy Event Management Group have come together to create and present a prestigious award called ‘The Škoda Prize’.

It is to be mentioned here that the event will be an annual celebration of outstanding work in contemporary art in the country and it will try to recognize and reward young Indian artists under the age of 45.

Skoda to roll out another hatchback in 2012

Skoda to roll out another hatchback in 2012After the Fabia was not able to make its mark in the Indian market, the Czech auto major, Skoda has decided to give a segment another try and the company will be launching a small car priced in the bracket of Rs. 3-5 lakh by 2012 in the domestic circuit.

However, as far as the plans for this year goes, the company, which is a part of the Volkswagen Group, will also introduce its sports utility vehicle, Yeti, and a stripped- down version of its premium hatchback, Fabia in the domestic market.

Skoda India reshuffles management

Skoda-AutoUnder a move to strengthen its position in the Indian market, SkodaAuto India, a fully owned subsidiary of SkodaAuto A. S., Czech Republic has recently announced the appointment of Dr. Oliver Gruenberg as its new Managing Director - Technical Affairs.

It is to be mentioned here that Dr. Oliver Gruenberg assumed responsibilities from August 1st 2010 and has taken over from Mr. Jean-Marie Lagey, Managing Director Technical Affairs who recently retired from Skoda Auto India.

Skoda Auto announces unique after sales initiative

Skoda-AutoSkodaAuto India, a fully owned subsidiary of SkodaAuto a.s., Czech Republic and one of the leading automobile companies in India in the luxury sedan segment has recently announced the entry of SkodaShield; a unique after sales proposition for Skoda customers.

While the latest offering by the company offer a hassle experience for the consumer for a period of four years, it also provides with zero worries ownership experience for all customers.

Skoda grows by 43% in June

Skoda grows by 43% in JuneSkodaAuto India, a fully owned subsidiary of SkodaAuto a. s., Czech Republic and one of the leading automakers in the Indian market, has recently announced that it has clocked a sales growth of over 43% for the month of June 2010 over the same period last year.

Notably, the company said in a release issued to the media that it has sold over 1638 units in the last month, which is way up as compared to the 1145 units that the auto major sold in the month of June 2009.

Skoda India achieves a record sales growth first quarter

Skoda India achieves a record sales growth first quarterSkoda India has announced its first quarter financial results for the year 2010. It has managed to produce a blistering result in this quarter. SkodaAuto India has informed that its sales grew 213% in the current quarter. The Czech Republic based SkodaAuto A S owns SkodaAuto India. It has a 100% stake in the Indian division. This quarter has been awesome for the company as its sales has been enhanced remarkably.

Skoda India clocks over 200% growth in Q1 2010

Skoda-AutoA fully owned subsidiary of Skoda Auto A. S., Czech Republic and known as one of the most respected carmaker from the region, Skoda India has recently announced that the company has clocked a mind-boggling growth of over 213% for quarter ending March'10 as compared to the corresponding period last year.

It may be noted here that the company sold 5510 units against 2585 units for the same period last year. Clearly, banking on the success of the new Laura and Superb, the company has been able to hit the sweet spot of the Indian consumer and has attained a perfect start for the company in 2010.

Skoda India launches Superb 1.8 Petrol TSI in manual transmission

Skoda-SuperbBuoyed the success that the Skoda Superb is getting in the Indian market, ŠkodaAuto India, a fully owned subsidiary of SkodaAuto a. s (Czech Republic) has perfectly followed it up with the launch of Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI (Petrol) with Manual Transmission (MT).

In fact, Superb which was launched in March 2009 has been able to take the luxury car segment by storm giving Goosebumps to players like BMW and Mercedes.




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